Kudumban in India

The Kudumban have only been reported in India
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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Kudumban are a scheduled caste living in Tamil Nadu. They speak Tamil. Hinduism is their religion. They are not vegetarian and eat millet as a cereal.

The Kudumban prefer marriages between cousins. They work as agricultural laborers. Women help in social and religious matters as well.

The Kudumban believe in education but the literacy level is low, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. They use modern medicines and also family planning.

In addition to Tamil Nadu, the Kudumban live in Karnataka and in Kerala.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead them to salvation.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to Jesus Christ.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kudumban
People Name in Country Kudumban
Population in India 75,000
World Population 75,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Devendra, Devendra Kulattan, Kadaiyan, Kaladi, Kodaiyan, Kulattan, Mambattikkaran, Manebattikkaran, Mannadi, Muppan, Pallan, Pallar, Pannadi, Pannaiyadi, Pattakkaran, कुदुँबन
People ID 17310
ROP3 Code 112689
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Group Kudumban
Ethnic Code CNN23c
Total Subgroups on file 10
Largest Subgroups
Cholia
2,100
Konga
2,100
Vadai
2,100
Anja
1,700
Ajna
400
Amma Ayya
200
Kanattu
200
Manga
200
Nattu
200
Tondaiman
200
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Group Kudumban
Ethnic Code CNN23c
Total Subgroups 10
  Cholia 2,100
  Konga 2,100
  Vadai 2,100
  Anja 1,700
  Ajna 400
  Amma Ayya 200
  Kanattu 200
  Manga 200
  Nattu 200
  Tondaiman 200
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 13
Largest States
Tamil Nadu
67,000
Kerala
4,600
Andhra Pradesh
1,400
Maharashtra
700
Karnataka
600
Puducherry
300
Delhi
300
Telangana
300
Andaman and Nicobar
70
Odisha
50
Gujarat
50
West Bengal
30
Madhya Pradesh
30
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 13
  Tamil Nadu 67,000
  Kerala 4,600
  Andhra Pradesh 1,400
  Maharashtra 700
  Karnataka 600
  Puducherry 300
  Delhi 300
  Telangana 300
  Andaman and Nicobar 70
  Odisha 50
  Gujarat 50
  West Bengal 30
  Madhya Pradesh 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamil (71,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
3,200
Kannada
200
Tulu
100
Other People Groups Speaking Tamil
Primary Language Tamil (71,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam 3,200
  Kannada 200
  Tulu 100
People Groups Speaking Tamil

Primary Language:  Tamil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1714-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1715-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1727-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamil
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Old Version Bible
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
2.72 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.28 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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